Updated Mar 5, 2024 - Politics & Policy

"Uncommitted" vs. Biden: How the protest vote fared on Super Tuesday

Data: Associated Press, Axios research; Note: Colorado lists the option as "non-committed delegate"; Alaska is only holding a GOP caucus; Map: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press, Axios research; Note: Colorado lists the option as "non-committed delegate"; Alaska is only holding a GOP caucus; Map: Axios Visuals

While President Biden swept Democratic primaries on Super Tuesday, he faced an unusual contender: the "uncommitted" vote.

Why it matters: The movement came after over 100,000 Michigan Democratic primary voters in February cast ballots for "uncommitted" in protest of the Biden administration's support for Israel's government in its war with Hamas.

Zoom out: At least half of the 16 Super Tuesday states had an "uncommitted" line, no preference option or write-in slot on their Democratic presidential primary ballot, including Massachusetts, Minnesota, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Alabama.

What we're watching: The movement's existence remains an alarm to the Biden campaign about how the war in Gaza may have hurt him with some supporters.

Go deeper: Biden's airdrops to Gaza bitterly divide pro-Israel lawmakers

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